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  • Techano inks multiple offshore winch contract and gets support from Innovation Norway for designing unique subsea crane

    Techano, part of the Dutch Van Aalst Group, has secured a multiple offshore winch contract for a major upgrade project of a large North Sea rig. "Our offshore winches are designed and built for a highly specified North Sea rig currently undergoing a major upgrade," says Øystein Bondevik, Sales Director at Techano. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Bibby orders SMST gangway and 3D crane

    Damen Shipyards has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower and 3D Motion Compensated Crane for the new build Service Operation Vessel (SOV) of Bibby Marine Services. The SMST equipment helps Bibby to safely transfer their maintenance personnel and cargo from their Damen-built SOV to the offshore wind turbines. The vessel, sister ship to the Bibby WaveMaster1, will operate for EnBW and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in the offshore wind farms Hohe See and Albatros. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Safeway reaches record transfer speeds at latest offshore wind charter

    As from early October last year the Safeway motion compensated offshore access system of the Dutch Van Aalst Group is installed on the 95-metre long OCV ‘Olympic Intervention IV’, owned by Olympic Subsea ASA, Norway. Without any significant downtime, the 28 m long walk-to-work Seagull-type has safely transferred workers and their tools at a high pace from the ‘Olympic Intervention IV’ to offshore wind turbines of Adwen, part of Siemens. Read more
  • project update

    World's most powerful commercial wind turbine successfully installed

    A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on April 9th for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). The turbine is the first of 11 to be deployed at the facility in Aberdeen Bay. Two turbines will have a capacity of 8.8 MW, the other nine will have a capacity of 8.4 MW Read more
  • science & technology

    First of gigantic suction bucket jacket foundations installed for Vattenfall’s EOWDC

    The 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III installs the first suction bucket jacket foundation for the EOWDC, off Aberdeen Bay. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of the 11 steel jacket foundations weighing in at almost ten Boeing 747s. Read more
  • science & technology

    Ro/Ro-loading of Rentel wind turbine nacelles

    The two purpose-built vessels, each with a length of approximately 140m, are also operated by deugro Danmark A/S exclusively for Siemens Gamesa. (Photo: SGRE)
    Siemens Gamesa has been able to transfer its new logistics concept, announced in 2015 into reality. By using a Ro/Ro solution the company expects to save about 20 % in costs and increase safety at the same time. Read more
  • politics & business

    Port Knock in Emden becomes service base for MHI Vestas Offshore

    Jan Hattermann, Senior Manager Port & Logistics Services at EMS Maritime Offshore, Stephan Kremers, Commissioning Project Manager of MHI Vestas Offshore (Photo: EMO)
    From March 2018, EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) will provide port facilities in Emden and logistics services to the wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas for the "Borkum Riffgrund 2" offshore wind farm. After the installation of the 56 V164‐8 MW wind turbines, MHI Vestas will commission the wind turbine generators and use the service base at Port Knock at the river Ems. Read more
  • politics & business

    Prysmian will invest in a new laying vessel for submarine cables

    Prysmian Group announces an investment in excess of €170 million in a new cutting-edge cable laying vessel. This strategic asset is meant to bolster Prysmian’s turnkey approach, under which it delivers end-to-end EPCI projects. Read more
  • science & technology

    AWS Truepower Releases January 2018 Wind Trends Bulletin

    According to the Wind trend Bulletin, published by AWS Truepower the monthly wind performance in January 2018 deviated form the conditions in December 2017 all over the world. The monthly Wind Trends Bulletin is based on a custom combination of three reanalysis datasets: ERA-Interim, MERRA, and CFSR. The use of all three allows for rapid, reliable updates of global wind conditions. Read more
  • project update

    Exclusive delivery contract for Hornsea Project Two

    Hornsea Project Two is the largest offshore project in Siemens Gamesa's history to date. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)
    Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a contract for the delivery and service of turbines with a combinded capayity of 1,386 MW. The project is being developed by the Danish energy group Ørsted in British waters. Read more

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